A Juilliard-trained traditional pianist, Kimball Gallagher is on the quest to bring back the dropped era associated with salon live shows. He believes within the intimacy from the performance and also the immediate impact from the experience. He additionally believes within the creation of the lasting relationship between your


performer and also the listener. Kimball’s enthusiasm for traditional music and also the importance associated with musical training has brought him to attempt an uncommon 88-concert worldwide tour. Each cease represents among the 88 violin keys. It’s a good adventure which has taken him in the US in order to Asia, European countries, and the center East. He’s planning in order to wrap the actual tour having a celebration live concert at Carnegie Corridor in 2014. In the Afghanistan Nationwide Institute associated with Music within Kabul towards the home associated with Uma Thurman in Ny, Kimball is actually changing the way in which we look at performer-audience connections together with his own make of independent entrepreneurial considering.

RL: Where did the concept for the actual 88-Key Live concert Tour originate from? How do you change that idea right into a reality?

KG: After i was during my undergraduate from Rice College, a teacher introduced me personally to Jacob black Deegan, who experienced decided to possess a concert sequence in their home. He explained, “Home concerts appear to be viewed because something somebody does to ready for the actual concert [at the public venue], but Personally i think home concerts would be the real live concert. ” Next, I began viewing houses very in a different way. Every period I went to another home, I discovered myself analyzing it because of its concert readiness and frequently asking homeowners being concert hosting companies. A couple of years after which, when We graduated through Juilliard as well as needed the piano, We organized, with plenty of support as well as ideas through friends as well as patrons, a fundraiser to purchase my personal piano. The price of the violin was split by 88 as well as donations received on the key-by-key foundation. In the finish 54 individuals gave $25, 000. A couple of years after this particular, I wanted a method to create much more momentum using the home live shows I had been doing and chose to package them being an 88 live concert tour to make use of the momentum from the piano fundraiser. The visit became a real possibility one step at any given time. First, simply by making plans and queries with individuals whose houses and personalities appeared to suit the concept. Most from the homes We performed from, at the start of the visit, were houses where concerts hadn’t previously occurred. By the actual 17th concert from the tour, I have been invited in order to Afghanistan to stay residence in the Afghanistan Nationwide Institute associated with Music as well as played the concert presently there. This had been a beauty salon style live concert, so I chose to count this. Then there is a decision to

consider the visit international. Since that time, I’ve visited over sixteen countries. Each live concert also features a personalized make up written especially for the live concert. Often the bits of music begin with the host’s or even hosts’ titles spelled away in music notes, and individuals notes are utilized to produce a piece associated with music. The finish of the actual tour includes major locations on every continent using the final live concert at Carnegie Hall within the Spring associated with 2014.